Al Bernardin, Creator of McDonald's Quarter Pounder and More, Dead at 81

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Would you like fries (or onion rings or chicken tenders) with that?


Al Bernardin, inventor of the McDonald's Quarter Pounder, died of a stroke last month at 81. Although the Quarter Pounder is his most famous creation, he also helped develop the frozen french fry. His other contributions as vice president of product development at McDonald's include helping to form the Filet-O-Fish and hot apple and cherry pies. [via @Francis_Lam]

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